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  1. Dee
    October 21, 2018

    Thanks for the answer Dave. You are right. So, there are family suites available at art of animation. I’ll book there. Also, can you tell me if the Disney fold-out couches are ok for adults? I’m wondering if we should rent (?) something to add to the bed as we have a fairly large adult in our party who will have to sleep on a couch.

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  2. Dee
    October 20, 2018

    I’m booking late, as usual, (sigh), planning a 9-night stay at Disney World. I have 5 nights booked at the Boulder Ridge villas for our family of 5, and now I see a 1-bedroom villa at the Beach Club for the next 3 nights that I like. BUT, I actually need 4 nights. We arrive at Disney World Nov. 25, so we are 5 weeks out. Can I book the Beach Club villa now and expect a villa to free up to cover that extra night? Wishful thinking?

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    • Dave
      October 21, 2018

      Dee, wishful thinking. Anything is possible, but occupancy runs 85% +, so you can’t count on anything being available…

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  3. Jeff
    May 22, 2018

    Dave – we’re heading back in Oct 19. Been reading that demand is pretty high for BC during F&W Festival; not being member, do you think it’s possible to snag a 1 bedroom suite 7 months out? thx

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    • Dave
      May 23, 2018

      Jeff the Gartner symposium–which traditionally makes getting Epcot resort rooms hard–ends 10/18, so stay-overs from that may also make getting a 1BR hard (though not as hard as a studio). I can’t opine firmly, but there are places where you can get a fact based opinion–e.g. ask a question on this forum: https://www.easywdw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?17-Disney-Vacation-Club-(DVC)

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  4. Shirell
    November 8, 2017

    Hi Dave, thanks for tour review if the DVC studio, it was extremely informative. We are currently booked at the Contemporary Resort tower with lake view. We originally picked the CR because of the monorail and restaurant. We do plan on visiting the MK twice during our 6 day stay. but I’m strongly considering moving to a studio at the BC. Why? The pool looks amazing, more space in the room when we’re not sleeping, and a microwave to make breakfast. What are your thought on this change? If you do get a room at the BC facing Epcot, can you see anything, like the light show?

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    • Dave
      November 9, 2017

      Hi Shirell, how big is your party? There are also studios with similar layouts next to the Contemporary at Bay Lake Tower, and at the two other monorail resorts, the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian. (The ones at BLT are small, though, which is why I ask about the size of your group.) The Beach Club Villas are a great choice for the pool and nearness to Epcot. Some of them might have an oblique view of the higher fireworks at Epcot, above the trees.

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  5. Tina
    August 6, 2017

    Hi Dave!
    First time at BCV. Are there any rooms on the top floor which is closest to the International walkway to Epcot? Also, can you get to the villa from the inside of BC or only from the outdoor walkways?
    Thank you!

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    • Dave
      August 7, 2017

      Hi Tina, the closer a BCV space is to Crescent Lake, the shorter the walk to the Epcot entrance. And yes, you do have to go outside to get from the BC to the BCV, but the walkway is covered.

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  6. Britt
    January 29, 2017

    Are woods view rooms the ones that face Epcot?

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    • Dave
      January 29, 2017

      Britt, the garden/woods view rooms do not face a parking lot, nor water, but other than that can be aimed in any direction.

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  7. Emily
    January 28, 2017

    First time to BCV. We are going to be there in 2 weeks. Wondering what room/floor you would recommend for a family of 5 – 18 month old, 4 year old and an 8 year old. I was originally thinking a ground floor room with a dunes pool view, but it seems far from SAB and BC amenities. I know its just your opinion but I have never been here so I am just curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance.

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    • Dave
      January 29, 2017

      Emily, BCV is so small (compared to other DVC options) that it does not much matter. My advice, as I note, is to ask for a pool-view room on the second floor or higher in the wing that’s closest to the bus stop. The higher floor limit noise from the pool and improve the view.

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  8. Anne
    October 15, 2016

    Hi Dave!
    We have a 2 bedroom reserved and I’m trying to figure out a room request I’m not sure how to tell which rooms have the larger balcony and does it make much of a difference? From your external pictures it looks like on the “cat’s head” wing the upper 2 floors (3 and 4?) have smaller balconies? Maybe only floor 2 has a larger balcony? And are the rooms on the top floor (4th) dormer rooms with a sloped ceiling on the inside or does it just look sloped from the outside? I thought room 404 looked best on the floor plans I’ve seen but I wouldn’t mind being lower if there was a nicer balcony. Thanks!

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    • Dave
      October 17, 2016

      Hi Anne, in the villas all the balconies are good–unlike in the main resort–although some are larger than others.

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  9. Ciara
    August 14, 2014

    Thanks a million Dave, that is what I was hoping you would say! Keep up the great work!

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  10. Ciara
    August 13, 2014

    I know this report is on The Beach Club Villas but getting a little off topic – how would you rate Beach Club Resort for 1st timers? 2 adults, 13 year old son & 12 year old daughter. This will probably be our only trip to WDW. We are from Ireland. Thinking of 3 nights in Wilderness Lodge (to be near MK) then moving to BC for 8 nights. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks and love your posts!

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    • Dave
      August 14, 2014

      Ciara, for a split stay with part at an Epcot resort, the Beach Club is a great choice!

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